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Tuesday, 6 June 1989
Page: 3386


Senator SANDERS —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) deplores the action of the Chinese Army in sending troops against civilians;

(b) notes, with dismay, that the same thing is happening on the Beecroft Peninsula of New South Wales--

Opposition senators-Ha, ha!


Senator SANDERS —Those opposite can laugh if they want.

Senator Stone-Come off it!


Senator SANDERS —Senator Stone should listen to this and open up his ears.

Senator McLean-Listen so that you know what is happening in your own country.


The PRESIDENT —Order!


Senator SANDERS —Opposition senators do not care what is happening in their own country. I return to my notice of motion:

(b) notes, with dismay, that the same thing is happening this day, 6 June 1989, on the Beecroft Peninsula of New South Wales where 8 Army vehicles have been sent to clear protesters from the bombing range;

(c) further notes that bombing will commence at noon on 6 June 1989--

Senator Michael Baume-What a phoney you are.


Senator SANDERS —I tell Senator Michael Baume that they may well do that. Is he going to go out and stop them? Does he care what happens in his State? He does not care, does he?


The PRESIDENT —Order! I ask Senator Sanders to ignore the interjections.


Senator SANDERS —Mr President, I ask you to control them. I return to my notice of motion:

(c) further notes that bombing will commence at noon on 6 June 1989, in spite of seven protesters being concealed on the range; and

(d) calls on the Government to stop this senseless and brutal action.